Baton Rouge, La. — Louisiana State University will begin its first day of classes on Monday August 22 as planned, with no delay due to heavy flooding that has affected thousands of residents in the area.
Student housing near campus was largely unaffected by the flooding, according to local owners in the area. LSU went ahead with move-in day for on-campus residents on Wednesday, August 17, despite some local roads still closed because of flooding. Students moving into LSU housing were advised to buy supplies in their local markets before heading to Baton Rouge because of shortages of necessities and store closures.
American Campus Communities, who operates four properties within a few blocks of each other near LSU, including The Cottages of Baton Rouge and University Crescent, reported no damage or flooding to structures at its complexes. Campus Apartments, who operates three properties in the Baton Rouge area, had no damage to any of its properties in the region either. The company reported to SHB that in addition to focusing on resident move-in, it was also focusing on its employees in the area, many of whom were directly impacted by the flooding.